Horoscopes for 2-11-2021

How use doth breed a habit in a man!
This shadowy desert, unfrequented woods,
I better brook than flourishing peopled towns:
Here can I sit alone, unseen of any,
And to the nightingale’s complaining notes
Tune my distresses and record my woes.

Horoscopes for 2-11-2021

Aquarius

AquariusHappy birthday. Got that out of the way. There are two sharp astrological events, actually astronomical, but I interpret this via astrology, so let’s call them astrological events, and those two events are bookends to an otherwise — relatively — calm time. Aquarius life is bizarre as it is, and the added emphasis of the weekend events, plus a serious coating of valentine crap on top of it all? None of that gets smoothed over easily. No easy way through this one. Those bookends? Think about that. They are heavy, stalwart, I use chunks of polished granite, and those serve as heavy stoppers to the week. One is now, one is later, but all in the week. The heavy stoppers, the bookends? While not totally immovable, they are almost “fixed,” and as such? Relatively immobile object. Good to pile books against, which was what I was thinking about, as a container for data. That’s the days ahead, happy romantic holiday, etc. Astrological bookends serve as a guides to the week’s frivolities. Aquarius bookends.

Pisces

E-mailThis week requires compartments. For many long years, I toted around an antique roll-top desk. It was an original “Rail Station” desk, mail slot on one side, so mail would placed in the desk, with the top down, then delivered when the stationmaster unlocked the desk. 19th Century, period piece. Lock never worked for me, and I didn’t care. What it did have was dozens of cubby holes, mostly letter-sized, and I would keep scraps of data stored in each spot. Inbound bills, stuff to pay, material I was working on, rolling papers, the list goes on. The idea of the desk, though, with all its storage and organizational cubbies?

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Horoscopes for 2-4-2021

Then, have I reason to be fond of grief?
Fare you well! Had you such a loss as I,
I could give better comfort than you do.
I will not keep this form upon my head

Horoscopes for 2-4-2021

Venus, Saturn, Jupiter, all in Aquarius, but what does that mean? Plus, well, that Mercury thing… What it means?

Aquarius

Aquarius
The electronic connection I share with some friends? It’s invaluable. Some of my fishing buddies, outside of a few days a year, I might never see them in person, but a round-robin of group text message things, or an answer to my usual weekly e-mail, that provides some kind of closer contact without having to actually see the guys. It’s an amusing way to stay — to me — I’m not Aquarius — artificially connected. Sure, there are various social media routes, and ways to stay connected, that dubious “social media” thing comes to mind, but I dislike that particular choice. Still, there are ways to stay electronically connected even in these trying times. Which is what this is about. I got a message, perfect example, from fishing buddy’s cell, and I didn’t recognize the number. Only, I had just sent out a picture of a catch in a group, and he just replied to me — see? There’s a way to stay in touch without it getting too carried away. Personally, I prefer e-mail — but as an Aquarius, you can define the electronic touchy however you want to.

Pisces

E-mailDepends on how “Big-picture, little picture” you can get. Really kind of simple. The overall, overarching, the “macro” views? Those look good for Pisces. It’s the details, and while, ever dated a Virgo? While “God is in the details?” Yeah, sure, while that might be true, for the time being, this week, here and now?
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Horoscopes for 1.28.2021

O my lord,
Would it not grieve an able man to leave
So sweet a bedfellow? But conscience, conscience!
O, ’tis a tender place, and I must leave her.

    King Henry 8 in Shakespeare’s Henry 8 2.2.132-5

Horoscopes for 1.28.2021

With Mercury retrograde in an air sign? But what does that mean? Exacerbated by Saturn and Uranus?

Aquarius

Aquarius
One of my favorite bookstores is a local chain called Half-Priced Books. Not really local anymore, and not really a small chain, but it was, as I understand it, a family-owned business that started out of a love of literature, the written word. In evolving times, even with the pandemic, they managed to stay ahead of the various winds of change, and stay on top of the business. One aspect I love about the stores is each store has an individual personality. Different stuff, some local, some national, and sometimes, international. The British Press industry just seems to make books that feel better (to me), even with their weird, “I wish this was in English” language and strange punctuation.

I stopped off at one Half-Price Books the other day, I marveled at two versions of the The Complete Works of Shakespeare, one an exact copy of the original text I used in college, and the other a newer version that has met with much critical acclaim. The old copy was, like $5. The newer version was still steeply discounted at $15, a fraction of the original university textbook price of $75 (and I paid that in 1980 dollars). About the only version of any Shakespeare text I use is a digital one, as a phone or tablet is way smaller and easier to access than the ten-pound tome I no longer carry around with me. I weighed my decision. I put both copies back. I don’t need another copy of The Complete Works — I have enough, some still filled with undergraduate notes. This is about weighing issues, deciding on the best course of Aquarius action and then? Follow me through that bookstore: I didn’t buy anything. (Well, that time, I didn’t buy anything.)

Pisces

E-mailFor Pisces, I tend to ask for divine help in figuring out a metaphor that works. I asked my oracles, and looked at the stars, then came back to waiting for a sign. There wasn’t one, not right away. What I did get, though, if there is meant to be a move? If there is meant to be a shift in Pisces perceptions?
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